This second collection of essays deals again with the (more than just literary) genre of 'commentary' in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. It is based on the work of the Bochum Graduiertenkolleg 237, where aspects such as the definition and form of commentary texts were discussed. This volume presents a selection of 14 papers which were given at the colloquia over the last six years. Introductions, but also special topics from Greek and Latin Philology, Philosophy, Art History, Theology and Medical History are presented by the contributors. Emphasis is given to Philosophy and Art History, the latter examining the question of pictures as commentaries.
Contributors include: Viola Belghaus; Mamuka Beriaschwili; Tina Dolidze; Wilhelm Geerlings; Tengiz Iremadze; Rainer Jakobi; Rainer Jakobi; Ralf Krumeich; Christian Schulze; Zaza Shatirishvili; Guram Tevzadze; Nina Valenzuela Montenegro; Susanne Wittekind; Barbara Zipser.
Wilhelm Geerlings has been Professor in the History of the Old Church, Patrology and Christian Archaeology since 1980 at Bochum Ruhr-University. He has published extensively on patristic texts, especially Augustine. He is co-editor of the
Christian Schulze, Ph.D. (1999), studied Classical Philology and Biology. He works at the Institute for the History of Medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum. He has published two books on Celsus and is presently preparing an edition of the Physica of Hildegard von Bingen.